Our anhydrous ACS reagent grade 200 proof Denatured Ethanol is colorless and mixes with water, methanol, ether, chloroform and acetone. It is specially denatured with methyl and isopropyl alcohols to render it unsuitable for human consumption and meets essential lab requirements necessary for scientific experiments, research, and analysis.
Anhydrous 200 proof denatured ethanol is often used as a solvent for extracting and purifying compounds, and as a solvent for inks, dyes, and perfumes. It is also commonly used as a cleaning agent, as it is effective at removing dirt, grease, and other contaminants. Also can be used as a disinfectant, as it is effective at killing a wide range of microorganisms.
- Ethyl alcohol (200 proof): 89.5 – 91.5% v/v.
- Methanol: 4.0 – 5.0% v/v
- Isopropyl Alcohol: 4.5 – 5.5% v/v.
Caution: Ethyl Alcohol is flammable and a dangerous fire risk. Only ships to destinations within the 48 contiguous US states and Canada using Standard Ground by FedEx or UPS • No air deliveries allowed • Customers in Canada should expect additional duties, taxes, and customs clearance service fees due upon delivery.
Make Ethanol Jelly
Ethyl Alcohol, when used with Calcium Acetate, is popularly used to make Ethanol Jelly, also known as "California Snowballs", or STERNO™.
You can easily create your own ethanol jelly fire-starter by mixing a saturated solution of calcium acetate with ethyl alcohol. This way the ethanol fuel is more practical to store and transport.
Here is the recipe:
- First make a saturated calcium acetate solution by mixing 17 gm calcium acetate with 40ml of water.
- Next, in a separate container, measure about 100ml of ethyl alcohol.
- Add the ethyl alcohol to the calcium acetate solution and stir. You should see a jelly-like substance form instantly.
- Pour off any excess liquid and store the ethanol jelly in a ziplock bag until needed.
Historical note...the basic commercial mixture was invented around 1900 with an evolution since of names. In 1918 the manufacturer promoted the product as a gift for a soldier going overseas. NOW the mixture is commercially called STERNO™ to use as a food warmer.
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